Before making entry into the film industry Rashmika started her career as a model. In 2014 she started modeling and in the same year, she was announced as the brand ambassador for Clean & Clear after winning the Clean & Clear Fresh Face of India title. In 2015 she got the title of TVC in Lamode Bangalore’s top model hunt. The makers of the movie Kirik Party got impressed by seeing Rashmika photos from the competition ad and approached her for the lead role in the movie. Her performance was critically acclaimed and she won several awards in the Best Actress (debut) category.
The actress then acted in the movie Anjani Putra (Kannada) where she paired with Puneeth Rajkumar. She bagged the Luv Lavike Readers Choice Award for the Best Actress. Rashmika was the leading actress in the romantic comedy Chamak (Kannada) which brought her more praise for her acting skills. The film was released in 2017.